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'Strong Youth Coalition is Needed for SDGs Attainment'

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Development Plans for 2030, the Director, United Nations Information Centre, Ronald …

India's Youth Are the World's Future

If you’ve ever been to India, it’s likely that you’ve been startled by how young the country looks; the streets of any Indian town, even of its villages, are full of 20-somethings. This isn’t a surprise: India is a very young country. Half of its population is under the age of 25. Two-thirds are …

Uganda: What MPs Hope a Youth Development Bank Bill Will Cure

What can be done to solve the crisis of youth unemployment? How can the youth be helped to access credit facilities? What can be done with programmes …

Development Bank

Where is the world's most dangerous country for young people?

The widening gap in youth mortality between the developed and developing world is down to traffic accidents, violence and disease, a new analysis shows<p>Violence, preventable diseases and traffic accidents are to blame for a widening of the youth mortality gap between the developed and developing …

Youth: the vanguard for peace and stability in Africa

One common feature of the youth, irrespective of which continent they belong, is the level of energy and optimism that results in the courage and …

Africa: Forgotten Youth? Why We Need Young People to Help Us End Child Marriage

We need to go beyond seeing youth as victims and acknowledge that they are holders of rights, with a lot to contribute<p>One of my earliest memories is …

Getting youth policy right in Africa

“ “<p>The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth.” These words, from former US president John F. …

South Africa

Promise Or Peril? Africa’s 830 Million Young People By 2050

<b>This article has been co-authored with Honourable Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the former President of the Republic of Ghana and was originally featured in</b> Reuters.<p>Last month, Spanish charity workers rescued 167 migrants arriving from Africa aboard a small boat.<p>2016 was the deadliest for migrants …

African Union

Opinion: Young people deserve comprehensive, nonjudgmental and empowering sexuality education

Ahead of International Youth Day, Guttmacher Institute CEO Anne Stars explores the importance of comprehensive sexuality education.

International Youth Day 2017

Another International Youth Day has come and (nearly) gone!<p>It’s been an amazing day, showcasing the strength of young people around the world and how …

Tamil Nadu

Too much ado about youth participation in Nigerian politics

One of the lesser-known stories from the Kenyan elections is the unprecedented parliamentary victory of 23-year old, John Paul Miriti.The post Too …

Africa’s large youth population a ‘great asset’

“There is no continent that has such wealth of minerals like Africa does."<p><i>PIC: City lawyer Elias Luyimbazi says Africa needs to use its young</i> …

Africa

Young population and political system

Traditionally, the role of young population as a key stakeholder in the political system of Pakistan has not been pronounced per se. However, the …

Is Digital Technology the Solution to Youth Unemployment in Africa?

With the ever-growing population in Africa and millions of young people leaving colleges every year, the problem of unemployment is increasingly …

Commonwealth urges countries to support youth workers

Only 34 percent of countries sampled have taken significant steps to professionalise the youth work sector<p>Governments should do more to support youth …

2 out of 3 in Africa and South Asia can escape poverty if they finish high school

As kids, they missed the chance to go to school. Later as teens, they weren’t required to go to high school and for a myriad of reasons, chose to or …

Still restless on sexual reproductive health – Zambia Daily Mail

<b>ZIO MWALE</b>, <i>Lusaka</i><br>SOME may want to deny it, but it is true that HIV/AIDS is no longer a top priority for many societies.<p>In fact, one can argue that …

Ethiopia's new employment plan more politics than jobs

The Ethiopian government has been trumping the country's recent economic success. But a new plan to employ young people appears to be more about …

Africa’s jobless youth cast a shadow over economic growth

Young workers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, packing beans for export. Photo: Panos/Sven Torfinn<p>African governments are confronting unemployment in many …

Why are we failing 75% of the world’s youth at a time of unique opportunity? | Abhik Sen and Rafiullah Kakar

From ending poverty to tackling climate change, the world’s future lies in the hands of the young. So why are we failing to give them a decent shot at life?<p>One in four people alive today is a young person aged 15 to 29: that’s nearly 1.8 billion in total, of whom close to 90% live in developing …

The Invisible Working Lives of Africa's Youth

New research supported by The MasterCard Foundation found that young people in Ghana and Uganda faced considerable difficulties in finding consistent …

The irony of the youth-led frustration that keeps electing old men into office across Africa

The populist wave that carried Donald Trump to the American presidency is a global phenomenon. Nowhere is this more apparent than in West Africa, over the past two years.<p>The sense is the same—there is now a deep suspicion of the established economic and political order (you could add to that, …

What South Africa can do about youth unemployment in the short run

-South Africa’s youth unemployment rates are now considered to be chronic. The latest figures show that about 48% of South Africans between 15 and 34 …

Letter from Tanzania: Fighting Unemployment by Skilling Up for Problem-Solving Startups

In East Africa, small and growing businesses show promise in kick-starting local economies. A growing group of businesses and initiatives is helping …

Education, Skills and Jobs: Energizing India’s Youth

<i>“My hope of the future lies in the youths of character, intelligent, renouncing all for the service of others, and obedient – good to themselves and</i> …

Education

Helen Clark: Speech at the ECOSOC Youth Forum

<b>Jan 31, 2017</b><p>The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can’t be achieved without the support of young people. Credit: UNDP<p>I am …